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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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DAM II, er, spoiler I guess...

I guess it's a spoiler now?
Finally had a chance to change things.

First air dam: This was about 50" from edge of hood to bottom of dam. (!!)
Too much frontal area, IMO, to do much good.



Revised: Spoiler.



Re-built to 8" spoiler added just below the bumper, drops to about bottom edge of axle. Totals about 36" from edge of hood to bottom of spoiler. Dave reported his DAM was about 40.5". That would be to the bottom side of plow brackets, but still leave a lot of air passing under truck...
I have a 14" strip of material left to try a larger one after this. No fuel run yet, just thought I'd post up that I finally got to it and we'll see if it matters are all.

Next I want to add a larger trans cooler and mount up high on the radiator and add a poly strip across the bumper holes to seal that off. I bet that'll help efficiency, too. I'll watch the temp gauge but it's never really that hot here and I don't work the truck at all either.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 08:35 PM
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Re: DAM II, er, spoiler I guess...

Looks good. Too bad you don't drive more, would be interested to see results...

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Re: DAM II, er, spoiler I guess...

For my air dam I was considering the same thing...

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Re: DAM II, er, spoiler I guess...

Very nice, really...

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Re: DAM II, er, spoiler I guess...

I will be working on building one here soon since the dually was just lowerd

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Re: DAM II, er, spoiler I guess...

nice. Very nice.
blends into the truck very well.

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Re: DAM II, er, spoiler I guess...

You know Jim, pushing a brick is only marginally worse than having a brick shaped tail.

What does your pink seat passanger think of her ride? Or does she have an opinion of it yet?

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Re: DAM II, er, spoiler I guess...

She loves short trips. Into walking as much as possible, so after a nap she's got to be moving.
Part shark I think...
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Re: DAM II, er, spoiler I guess...

How thick is the material that you used to build the air dam? I have a friend that says he has from .5" to .75" inch thick and Im wondering if it will be to thick and heavy to work with

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Re: DAM II, er, spoiler I guess...

I think it's just 1/8", poly sheeting the roundy-round cars use...
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